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Re: Looking at buying a Discovery 47'

just noticed this thread
the biggest question is do you want a place to live? or a sailboat?
most boats degrade rather quickly if not being used regularly
if you would like to live on the water I would consider looking into a float home
many live aboard I've seen are usually minimally maintained and become derelict after 5-10 years
living on a working boat is much different than living aboard
the price issues on maintenance and things like sail repair and replacement
can vary drastically from one boat to the next to do a comparison try looking a several boats and sail prices at maui pro they have a large online database with sails and prices to compare for a huge variety of boats
LOA increases costs dramatically each foot costs many $ in both purchase price and maintenance as well as parts being $$$$
the co-op sounds like a good deal but most of what you would be paying for is the assumable moorage
just my $ .02

Bill White
1976 Discovery 32
on permanent anchor near Victoria not living aboard
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